Neck Pain Relief Combination: Chiropractic and Meditation

Doctors like your Severna Park chiropractor regularly advocates exercise for back pain and neck pain alleviation. The question is, will exercising help your pain? Absolutely! Has there been research done to back up these claims? Definitely! Back And Neck Care Center understands that the neighboring muscles and fascia have a vital role in managing and relieving back and neck pain. A portion of the Severna Park chiropractic care plan at Back And Neck Care Center is usually exercise for the physical body. But what about the mental part of back and neck pain? There's a good exercise for your brain that can help with your controlling your body: meditation.

Meditation is in the news. You've probably heard about meditation. It’s likely a recognition that the mind plays an important role in people’s daily experience of life. For some Severna Park folks, meditation may be “out there,” but for others meditation may be the thing to try that will offer relieving help.

Now, patients who suffer with a chronic pain condition - one that has been with them for years be that neck pain or back pain or leg pain or whatever - are used to their mind’s attention to pain. Might meditation be a way for them to change their focus, adjust their attention? It may be. Meditation may be for some Back And Neck Care Center’s Severna Park neck pain patients a way to contain and manage the pain.

Researchers just published findings that meditation may be a new approach to reducing chronic neck pain. Back And Neck Care Center strives to share new and effective approaches to pain reduction and management for our Severna Park patients.  Now, these researchers studied chronic neck pain patients who had experienced neck pain for an average of 11 years.  These neck pain patients reported pain over 40 out of 100 on the pain scale. The researchers randomized these chronic neck pain patients to one of two groups for 8 weeks: meditation or home exercise.  Back And Neck Care Center found the outcomes encouraging: meditation “significantly reduced pain” and decreased the bothersomeness of the neck pain more than home exercise. Bottomline: meditation seemed to have helped these chronic neck pain sufferers with pain reduction and pain coping. (1) Back And Neck Care Center sees nothing wrong with either of these outcomes!

So try to exercise your mind with meditation to reduce back and neck pain. It can be done at home alone or with others in a class or via an online directed meditation. Whatever format you are comfortable with, meditation may be an effective addition to your Severna Park chiropractic care plan of spinal manipulation with Cox Technic and exercise. Contact Back And Neck Care Center today.

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